Shakespeare Rocks

Theatre in the Round comes to the Charroux Literary Festival. 

Our show ‘Shakespeare Rocks’ is performed for one night only on Friday 25th August.

The Wordsmiths are a small band of players waiting to take you from hand jiving fairies in the woods of Oberon and Titania to the army of Othello, the castle of Dunsinane and beyond. You just know there will be many a reckoning to be paid;

Our friends include:

Jackie Bennett who will reveal the mysteries of Shakespeare’s gardens,

Ain’t Misbehavin’, Samphire and Fly Right who will carry us from the back streets of New York to the Court of Good Queen Bess herself.

Andre Teilhet, who will relive some moments of a Troubadour’s life.

This is but a mere sketch of the wonderful evening  has been planned for you. So do join us at the Salle de Polyvalent in Charroux, come and have a pre-show drink in our Theatre Bar where our Front of House Team will be waiting to greet you. Doors open 7:00pm for ‘Curtain Up’ at 8:00pm.

Andrew Chambers

Andrew has performed many roles in several am-dram groups in the UK: from a juggler in a Victorian Music Hall to Professor Higgins in “My Fair Lady” (a promotion from previously playing Freddy Eynsford-Hill in a different production of the same show!); and including others such as Nick in Alan Ayckbourn’s “Bedroom Farce,” as well as Otto Frank in “The Diary of Anne Frank.”

Catherine Chambers

Catherine is no stranger to the theatre.  Her very first debut was playing a workhouse child in the musical Oliver Twist.  Since that time she has played many parts in every type of stage show from the back end of a pantomime cow in Jack and the Beanstalk to the Wicked Queen in Snow White.

Her most favourite roles were Maria in the Sound of Music, and Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.  Her main interest is musical theatre.  Theatre has been her abiding passion from childhood and when she had the opportunity to take a performing arts degree later in life she did.

Since that time she has also sung professionally being very fortunate to have worked with some wonderful singing coaches.  More recently she has studied and gained a musical theatre diploma with the West London University and is currently taking a degree level musical theatre course.

Since moving to France she is currently setting up her theatrical and vocal performance practise in Civray and from April 2017 onwards will be offering singing coaching, performance coaching and workshops for all ages on all aspects of performance.

She was delighted when the Director of Shakespeare Rocks invited her to take part in the show for the Charroux Literary festival as it presents new performance challenges.  She wishes all her fellow Wordsmith performers all success and above all to enjoy it.   It is a real privilege to be part of the Charroux Festival – wishing Kate and Chris all success.